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Inventor of the Laser Dies

Inventor of the Laser Dies | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Charles Townes won the 1964 Nobel Prize in Physics for his efforts.
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Interesting look at what a laser is....

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Twitter Rolls Out Private Group Conversations, Native Video Tools | WIRED

Twitter Rolls Out Private Group Conversations, Native Video Tools | WIRED | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Twitter is more than it was yesterday. And that’s true in more ways than one. Today, the popular social networking service began offering two new tools: one for taking, editing, and sharing videos on your mobile phone (see left), and another for trading private messages among groups of people (see below, left). According to Twitter…
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Windows 10's new features: Cortana, a 'Spartan' browser, Xbox streaming, and more

Windows 10's new features: Cortana, a 'Spartan' browser, Xbox streaming, and more | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Microsoft showed off new, consumer-focused features for Windows 10.
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Hands-on with Windows 10 consumer preview: Hey Cortana, is that a Start Menu?

Hands-on with Windows 10 consumer preview: Hey Cortana, is that a Start Menu? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
In Technical Preview Build 9924, Cortana joins forces with notifications and search to make WIndows more responsive. There's a Start Menu of sorts, too.
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OK - so maybe you do not get $200 for passing GO - but you can START the way you want to....

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Hands-on with Microsoft's HoloLens: The 3D augmented reality future is now

Hands-on with Microsoft's HoloLens: The 3D augmented reality future is now | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
We played virtual 3D Minecraft. We walked the surface of Mars. Windows' holographic potential may still be in progress, but it's already pretty amazing.
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Now this looks fun....

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The 15 best Chromebook keyboard shortcuts for faster productivity

The 15 best Chromebook keyboard shortcuts for faster productivity | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Chrome has a few of Windows's old reliable tricks, and then it has even more. Learn its tricks and fly through your apps and browser tabs like a pro.
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Anyone use it as your main computer?

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Microsoft’s Windows 10: Free upgrades, Xbox streaming, OS-level video capture | ExtremeTech

Microsoft’s Windows 10: Free upgrades, Xbox streaming, OS-level video capture | ExtremeTech | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Windows 10 is headed to devices this year, and the first major unveil and feature preview have significant enthusiast-oriented improvements. With a free upgrade offer, will Windows 10 finally shake off the doldrums that have haunted Windows 8?
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I must be the only guy that LIKES Windows 8...  oh well, 10 will be perfect (OK, more better!)

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Microsoft Shows Off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens'

Microsoft Shows Off Windows 10 and 'HoloLens' | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
A new version of Windows — and a new wearable 3D gadget Microsoft called the HoloLens
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Interesting - Google dumps Glass and MS comes up with the HoloLens...   somebody need to hurry - I want to play in a HoloDeck before I am too old

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Sid Meier's Starships on the Horizon | Gaming | TechNewsWorld

Sid Meier's Starships on the Horizon | Gaming | TechNewsWorld | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
2K Games and Firaxis have announced Sid Meier's Starships, an interstellar strategy game of exploration and conquest. It will arrive later this year for the PC, Mac and iPad. Assuming the role of a fleet commander, players will be tasked with leading their starships across the universe to save planets from eradication, build an empire, and bring peace and order to the galaxy.
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Tech Industry's Influence on Housing Shift

Markets that are strongholds for technology jobs are changing as the industry evolves.
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Fresh Funding For Augmedix Suggests Your Doctor Could Soon Be Wearing Google Glass

Fresh Funding For Augmedix Suggests Your Doctor Could Soon Be Wearing Google Glass | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
While Google Glass hasn't had the impact that Google had likely hoped it would, a fresh funding round of $16 million raised by Augmedix today suggests it's..
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CyberPower's Fang Trinity gaming PC is simply insane

CyberPower's Fang Trinity gaming PC is simply insane | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
CyberPower's new Fang Trinity looks like no PC we've ever seen but it still packs a punch with a powerful graphics card and truly unique design.
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Smart-Home Technology Buyers Will Want

Smart-Home Technology Buyers Will Want | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
App-enabled products debuting at the Consumer Electronic Show this week, such as washers, dryers, and refrigerators, will be the next hot trend your buyer ask for.
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In Italy, 3D printer builds affordable homes from mud

In Italy, 3D printer builds affordable homes from mud | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
3D printing is now being used to produce anything from personalized action figures to tactile maps
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mud?

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Pssst! You Wanna Buy a Ranch?

Pssst! You Wanna Buy a Ranch? | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
These three properties are yours for the ogling.
 
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OK - so we have some nice properties and homes for sale, but - uhmmm - nothing like this one...   but if you are not looking to spend $700 million, checkout what we have:  

http://www.mysatexashomes.com/     #sanantonio

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Microsoft's Office universal apps will be touch-enabled and preinstalled on Windows 10 devices

Microsoft's Office universal apps will be touch-enabled and preinstalled on Windows 10 devices | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
The first demonstrations of new universal Office apps made clear that these would be separate from the desktop versions.
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Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for Windows 7 and Windows 8 users | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
You read that: Current Windows users will be able to snag Windows 10 for the low, low price of absolutely nothing.
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History in the making - FREE - will you claim yours?

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Hands-on: Microsoft's massive Surface Hub enables big-screen collaboration

Hands-on: Microsoft's massive Surface Hub enables big-screen collaboration | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Microsoft's Surface Hub makes collaboration easy and fun.
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Could the next lunar mission come from South Africa? - CNN.com

One small crowdfunding investment online, one giant leap for Africa. At least that's the intention behind the Africa2Moon Mission.
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The Taiwan Navy Just Unveiled A Stealth Missile Warship Dubbed The 'Carrier-Killer'

The Taiwan Navy Just Unveiled A Stealth Missile Warship Dubbed The 'Carrier-Killer' | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
VIDEO: They call it the "carrier-killer."
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Watch this pen draw in 3D, mid-air

Watch this pen draw in 3D, mid-air | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
3Doodler is a pen that rapidly heats and cools plastic, allowing you to draw three-dimensional objects.
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on the MUST GET ONE list !

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Four Ways to Google Better Than a StormTrooper - SiteProNews

Four Ways to Google Better Than a StormTrooper - SiteProNews | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
As of January 2014, there were some 861,379,000 registered Web host names. That is one crazy huge number! With nearly one billion websites out there, findi
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Windows 10 will breathe life back into Microsoft's operating system, Lenovo says

Windows 10 will breathe life back into Microsoft's operating system, Lenovo says | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Customers are seen to be wanting to upgrade to Windows 10, said the company's CTO.
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HP takes on Chromeboxes with $180, Windows-based Stream Mini PC

HP takes on Chromeboxes with $180, Windows-based Stream Mini PC | GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY XYZ | Scoop.it
Not content to just fight Chromebooks, HP will release a new mini PC that takes the fight to Chromebox units too.
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on first glance I thought it was one of mom's old tupperware bowls

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